"Our founders outlined an ambitious program at a time when regional cooperation was still a new idea. Although times and resources have changed, we still work to achieve our original purpose of improving the quality of life in our member communities."

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District NCNMEDD-Council of Governments

REDI Net Broadband

Network Map

REDI Net is a high-speed open access, community broadband network located in Northern New Mexico. It is owned and operated by a consortium of local and tribal governments through the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District.

REDI Net has its roots in the 2008 north central NM regional economic development effort called REDI, Regional Economic Development Initiative. REDI identified high-speed broadband as the region’s number one infrastructure priority resulting in and application for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

In August 2010, NCNMEDD received 10.6 million from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) in the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to build REDI Net.

REDI Net
Project Team
   
Tim Armer NCNMEDD Executive Director tima@ncnmedd.com
Tobey Johnson Broadband Planning Group Project Mgmt and Engineering tjohnson@broadband planninggroup.com
Monica Abeita   REDI Net Coordinator m_abeita@msn.com
Eric Ghahate NCNMEDD Webmaster ericg@ncnmedd.com
REDI Net Construction Team    
Crestino Telecommunications   Engineering  
HP Communications   Contractor  
Westco   Materials Supplier  
North Central New Mexico Economic Development District: District 2
Physical Location: 3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5115, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Toll Free: 1-866-699-4927 Local: 505-827-7313 Fax: 1-877-293-3710

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) is an association of local units of government and other organizations created to encourage and allow regional cooperation on a multitude of issues.Formation of the District came about as a result of passage of the Public Works and Economic Development Act (Public Law 89-136) by the U. S. Congress in 1965. This legislation permitted designated counties to form non-profit entities for the purpose of promoting the socioeconomic environment of its members. It also created the Economic Development Administration under the U. S. Department of Commerce. The purpose of EDA is to provide a vehicle for the delivery of financial and technical assistance to economically depressed areas throughout the nation. NCNMEDD is the region’s Council of Governments formed in 1967 under the authority of the Joint Powers Agreement Act, Section 4-22-1 to 4-22-7, New Mexico State Statues Annotated, 1953 Compilation. NCNMEDD was created originally to serve the eight counties of Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos. Sandoval County remains a member, but is now attached for planning purposes to the Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments.